AMFA Applauds Move... But Wants Checks Overseas, Too
The FAA has ruled all employees at outsourced repair and
maintenance facilities in the US must undergo the same drug and
alcohol testing procedures as those directly employed by domestic
airlines. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)
applauded the move, but union representatives also say more must be
Airbus can add 30 more aircraft to the 2006 order book -- and
while it's not the largest order the European consortium has
received lately, this one might be especially sweet as those A320s
will be replacing an equal number of Boeing 737s in Italian carrier
Air One's fleet.
Boeing announced Thursday that final assembly work has begun on
the 5,000th 737 at Boeing's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash.
The airplane, a 737-700 destined for Southwest Airlines, will be
delivered next month.
Deal Includes 68 Aircraft, In-Country MRO And Training
At a signing ceremony held Wednesday at Air India's
headquarters, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Alan
Mulally and Air India Chairman and Managing Director V. Thulasidas
formally announced an order agreement for 68 airplanes, valued at
more than $11 billion at list prices.